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Ice Climbing the upper Johnston Canyon frozen waterfall 2013 Banff National Park Canada

Ice Climbing the upper Johnston Canyon frozen waterfall 2013 Banff National Park Canada
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25 Comments | Report
Hari_Subagio April 12, 2013
great shot ,nice compo
Inmar April 13, 2013
Amazing shot! Congrats!
Thimbee April 13, 2013
Wozers! Amazing
deboragardiman April 13, 2013
great job!! Not easy to expose and balance such amount of ice!! Congrats!!
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AlanJakarta April 14, 2013
Fabulous shot. Congratulations.
adoptedone April 14, 2013
Amazing shot!
FMueller April 14, 2013
Great shot!
BrianpSlade April 14, 2013
Exquisite detail in this image....well done!
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rmr731 April 15, 2013
Great capture! Congrats!
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gunners42 April 15, 2013
Excellent.... Congrats.
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isstoossay April 15, 2013
Wow! Sweet shot!!
jleiweke April 15, 2013
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redwriter April 15, 2013
Beautiful work, congrats on your award. - Jake
erin_k April 16, 2013
oh my... amazing!
CopyCopy April 16, 2013
Good work
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crawfras April 17, 2013
Congrats - amazing capture!
Anoud April 18, 2013
Very nice ! Congrats
prashanwilfred April 22, 2013
One of the best Clicks !!!! What Camera and What Lens?
LonglandRiver May 05, 2013
Great work!
JacquelineMGrange May 06, 2013
Wonderful capture!
stillmovingphotographs July 08, 2013
wow what a capture
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Elyzabeth July 08, 2013
Outrageous capture. The dof in the ice is amazing!
mmeylema August 26, 2013
Fantastic shot! Great composition
SHerrero November 14, 2013
Amazing shot!
adavies March 09, 2016
Yowza! Awesome capture! Looks fun/terrifying! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Snow Day challenge:)
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Behind The Lens

This was captured in Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park Alberta Canada.
Myself and the Ice climbers meet up in the parking lot of Johnston Canyon in the morning then a short hike up the snow and ice covered trail. I took a bit longer as I was taking photos along the way as there is more than one frozen waterfall along the way. The Ice climbers went to the upper falls to set up there gear.
As the upper falls area is some what narrow and being winter time the sun doesn't fully hit the frozen waterfalls. knowing this we still wanted to get to the falls ignorer to beat the rush of tourist to the area as it is a popular area all year around. Having indirect sun and a partially cloudy day we had once filtered sun for shooting the ice climbers.
Nikon NIKON D300 LENS 70-300mm ISO 200 FOCAL LENGTH 165.0 mm APERTURE f/8 EXPOSURE TIME 0.00156s (1/640. Location upper viewing area looking down on the ice climbers.
The ice climbers and I are friends and we thought it would be a good idea to get some photos of the action.
I can't remember all what I did in post but what I can remember is using the On One photo suite and Light Room to do all adjustments like sharpening contrast and I probably boosted to colour a bit to bring out the natural colour of the ice as the colour changed depending on if the sun was out and hitting the ice or if the sun was being the clouds.
In my camera bag
I run with Nikon gear at the time of the photo it was a Nikon D300 and a 70-300 mm lens my kit has grown much from then to include a D600 D810 and a vintage Pentax 6x7 medium format film. along with some lenses like Tamron 15-30 Nikon 24-70 2.8 70-200 2.8 and more along with Tripod, Format Hitech Filters,etc
My advice for you is to get out and shoot shoot shoot. Keep all of your photos and look at the good, bad & the ugly then try to figure out what made the shot good,bad or ugly this should help with your learning curve. Ha I still take some shots that suck and I still look at them and try to understand where I went wrong and what I need to do better net time.

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